The families were selected based on proposals tabled by several non/governmental organisations that have been engaged in helping people in need, including Plamienok / Little Flame (which provides paediatric palliative care to children with life-threatening diseases), Úsmev ako dar / Smile as a Gift (which is involved in assisting children without families), the League against Cancer, Dobrý Anjel / Good Angel (which provides financial assistance to families with members suffering from cancer by means of donations from individuals), and the Muscular Dystrophy Organisation in Slovakia.
The money will go to the widowed father of three children, one of whom was diagnosed with a malignant tumour; a single mother with Hodgkin's lymphoma; a mother of two who cannot get the alimony from her ex-partners; a woman who lived in children’s home and has problems providing for herself and her three children; another widowed father with four daughters; a boy with muscular dystrophy; a man with muscular dystrophy; a woman caring for six young children while having cancer; a young diabetes patient; and a a cancer-stricken lady caring for her disabled adult son, the SITA newswire wrote.
Each family received €521.30 in assistance directly, the TASR newswire learnt on March 25. Kiska has pledged to offer his salary as president to people in need, and he has been doing so every month since taking over the office.
26. Mar 2015 at 13:42 | Compiled by Spectator staff